All the Glorious Tale of His Own Begetting

This is enchanting in every way.

I know the musician in this video meant his performance to evoke scenes of King David, but as a Hellenist, it puts me in mind rather of a young god, golden curls shining, blithely at his tortoise shell—a new toy to bring the sacred joy of music into the world.

And what do the myths tell us he sang that day? “All the glorious tale of his own begetting.”

What else would Hermes sing?

-M.

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About M. Ashley

Essayist and poet, my work has been rejected by some of the finest journals in America. Fortunately, it also gets accepted from time to time and has appeared in equally fine journals such as Word Riot, Inlandia, Brew City Magazine, and SageWoman among others.. In 2002, I was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize for Vanderbilt University. For no good reason, I possess an unnecessarily dark humor which is why being third generation California Inland Empirian delights me so. My gods are weird. I once received $350 for writing a smartassed essay on “why the wise use of water is important in my daily life”. I am undoubtedly the Greek god Hermes’ special snowflake. I’m pretty sure I got into college via a series of fortuitous clerical errors. When I had to grow up and get a real job, I decided against it and stayed a writer. I have worked many odd—and I mean odd—jobs to support my habit: Commercial writer for country music hopefuls, resume massager, WalMart fitting room attendant and switchboard operator, telephone psychic.
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2 Responses to All the Glorious Tale of His Own Begetting

  1. The virtue of rebellion, and praise to the life-giving flocks.

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  2. This question is very inspiring to me. I feel I could write a poem inspired by it.

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